Under new ownership

Mahony, Chris
July 2007
People Management;7/12/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 14, p18
The article reports that private equity firm have shifted into the media spotlight. According to the author, a number of private equity-led takeovers of firms such as Boots, and rumours of others such as J Sainsbury, have brought these "masters of the universe" to public attention. He mentions that around 1.2 million people are now employed by private equity firms in Great Britain. With the level of cash available to such firms reportedly growing at around 200 percent a year, this number is set to grow.


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